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Ten Bougiest Quotes of the Week: Fondue, Hippos, More!

Welcome to our newly revamped weekly Home & Garden Index, in which we let the folks interviewed by New York Times reporters about design, decorating, and architecture speak for themselves. Through this highly exacted and carefully controlled sociological study, we hope to determine how, exactly, the other half lives. Onward to the countdown!

10: “I don’t know what we’re going to do with it,” Ms. Miller said. Some 20 paper grocery bags full of Josie’s art already occupy the storage room, the basement and the closet. “Logically, if we kept everything, there just wouldn’t be room in the house.”[link]
9: “We don’t really like the heat — we go to San Francisco in August,” Mrs. Wilson, a Wall Street banker, said on a day the snow was so deep it nearly covered the outdoor ottoman. [link]

8: “It’s important to be able to go out there without a coat,” he said, explaining that it wouldn’t truly be an extension of his home if he had to bundle up to use it. [link]
7: “We took all those little details and wove this typographic quilt that points to them historically,” said Andy Cruz, the company’s art director and a founder. [link]
6: “Most kids have a blanket or toy that they attach themselves to,” he said. “For my son, Hippo is it. I thought that one day we may want to remember Hippo, so I decided to photograph it.” [link]
5: The publications (Art in America, Capitol File, Details, Fast Company and Robb Report) were chosen because, Mr. Praet said, they represent “different genres of magazines” that “in one way or another cover design.” [link]
4: In lieu of a slate roof, there is one made of zinc, a material that reflects the color of the sky in all its “four seasons in one day” variations, Mr. Drummond said. [link]
3: She describes it as “domesticating the urban environment—kind of like wallpaper for the city.” [link]
2: . “January’s for drinking and fondue,” said Ms. Bestor, who recently shopped for wall coverings to accompany such pursuits. [link]
1: “The difference between summer entertaining and winter entertaining is less people,” he said. But, he reasoned, that works out perfectly. “Winter,” he said, “is a more intimate season anyway.” [link]